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to be rdered mile dowler. in is exploded in the public mind in britain and has spread around the world affecting even u.s. investors perceptions of the wider pire which goes so much widethan these british newspapers. through that period, rupert murdoch and his son james seemed absolutely determined to stand by rebecca brooks, there are very few people in this company who are cler to rupert and the whole family to his children as well than rebecca brooks, she was a very integral memberf this sort of london court that had formed around james and his sister elizabeth and which had included david cameron and other members of the british political media establishment. only a week or so ago rupert murdoch said he had total confidence in rebecca brooks. the first thing he did when he flew into london to try and sort this crisis out was stage a photo opportunity with his arm around rebecca, asked what his first priority was on landing in london. he pointed to her and said this one. >> rose: so why did she resign? >> i think because the attempts to take the pressure off so far had failed. the c
on the part of his enemies to tear down the entire murdock empire in britain and the united states. this is going to go a long way. >> did he give them the rope to do that? >> i don't know if he did. somebody did a lot of things wrong. evil was done, but there are people who seize upon those acts who have other agendas and other games. >> willie, it's expanding fast. 4,000 people hacked. >> it's a matter of time before the investigation here starts. senator rockefeller is going to look into it. he's going to look under a lot of stones that may cause scurrying here in the states. >> no doubt. >>> new democratic fund raising numbers released. it's one of the top stories. also ahead, we are going to talk with dr. brzezinski and governor john. bill. >>> yesterday was the hottest day of the summer in many locations. as a whole, the hottest day. it was 102 in st. louis yesterday. 97 in d.c. roll lie hit 100. some of the cooler air is working its way in. it's less humid. it's not going to be that chilly, just less humid. the exceptions from oklahoma city to dallas, memphis to atlanta thro
allegations in the phone hacking scandal in britain. tabloid reporters are accused of targeting the royal flame and a former prime minister and there are questions about why a more thorough investigation was not done. cbs news correspondent elizabeth palmer is in london with more for us today. good morning, elizabeth. >> good morning, chris. well, specifically britain wants to know why the first investigation into the news of the world hacking was shut down after just two people were arrested. which now appears to have been just the tip of the iceberg. senior police officers are being grilled this morning by a government committee. in the hot seat the deputy head of london's police force, john yates, who in 2009 refused to reopen an investigation into the news of the world. a decision he now admits was wrong. >> i would have made different decisions. >> reporter: yesterday "the guardian" newspaper reported there was evidence "the news of the world" had tried to buy a confidential list of the royal familiar lip's phone numbers from some of the police officers detailed to protect them. and
have escalated since the u.s. raid that killed osama bin laden inside pakistan. reports in britain now say former prime minister gordon brown was one of the victims of phone hacking by a tabloid newspaper "news of the world". the rupert murdoch media conglomerate has closed the paper. and it delayed efforts today to take over another company, british sky broadcasting or, b- sky-b. we have a report from gary gibbon of "independent television news." >> reporter: gordon brown wooed the murdoch empire like the best of them. but they turned on him, backing david cameron in the last election. today, he turned on them. gordon brown believes his phone and that of his wife may have been hacked into by the "news of the world." he believes someone working on behalf of the "sunday times" accessed his bank account and he believes his son's medical records were obtained by the "sun" newspaper. >> that they had information that fraser had cystic fibrosis which was a matter that they the family were just getting their heads around at the time and dealing with. >> reporter: it was a fast moving day of
't count on five fingers the number of politicians who would stand up to rupert murdoch in britain because every single one of them was frightened of his influence. >> of course, gordon brown's little boy frazier is doing very well but it was at birth that that information came out. i want to ask you about your own child. you had an experience that was rather startling and in retrospect it does appear to have a sinister possibility. >> in 1995, i guess, i rose to a certain level of prominence because i interviewed the late princess diana. >> a lot of prominence, let me tell you. internationally. globally. >> in '96, march 16th, our third child elijah was born and she was -- in the process of being born, she swallowed some fluid and she had problems with her breathing. so she was put in a special baby care unit. two days after she was born, a nurse told us, my wife i should say is both a nurse and was a midwife at the very hospital where our daughter was born, so one of the nurses told us that two journalists from "the sun" tried to get access to the special care baby unit. now, nobody beyo
not want to cancel my visit to africa. it is important that we get on with doing things that britain should be doing in the world. whether that is trading with countries like nigeria or leading the aid effort in the horn of africa and were we had been told is not the catastrophe, it is also a famine. >> mr. speaker, yesterday' rupet murdoch was asked about his secret meetings with the prime minister and his government. he replied, i wish they would leave me alone. >> one of the outcomes is that there will be a lot more of leave everybody alone. >> in the investigation, the information commissioner found 861 personnel information transactions which were possibly identified as coming from 89 newspaper did analyst. can the prime minister confirm that the inquiry that he has announced will be able to look into the on law practice is going on at mirror group newspapers? >> i think the gentleman makes an important point. what we should not believe automatically that these practices were spread right across the media, it would be naive to think they were restricted to one newspaper or one newspape
you up to speed. a startling twist in the newspaper scandal gripping great britain. gordon brown said the "london sunday times" obtained his personal records. this happened well before brown became prime minister. the "sunday times" is owned by murdoch who also owns news of the world. >>> a crowd climbed an imbough see fence, but never got in the embassy itself. the military dispersed the mob, but a u.s. official says troops were slow to respond. >>> and then president obama wants to bring order to the government's finances. he says both parties need to take on their sacred cows to get it done in a news conference just this last hour. president obama pressed the republicans to compromise on the no new taxes pledge. >> we have the high-minded pronouncements of how we have to get control of the deficit and how we owe it to our children and grandchildren. well, let's step up. let's do it. i am prepared to do it. i am prepared to take on significant heat from my party to get something done. and i expect the other should be willing to do the same thing if they mean what they say, that this
in britain with rebekah brooks testifying continues. and we want to take you back there for the time being. then we'll get back into the debt discussion with senator tom coburn here a little while from now. for now let's go back here. >> i can't comment on what who know it, when they know it and how they knew it. i can only tell the committee what i knew while i was editor of "american's newsroom" and editor of the sun and my actions trying to get to the bottom of this story. in 2006, from my own personal point of view i was the editor of the sun, and i had been approached by the police to explain the nature of access on my own voice mails and i reported that back to the company and was exempt from any subsequent investigation. i just remained editor of the sun. when i became chief executive in 2009 that's when i started to pick up much more responsibility of how we acted, and getting to the bottom of this story. >> can i just move onto milly dowler. after that story, which was the straw that broke the camel's back finally, your company on your behalf i assume was very quick to distance yo
brown became britain's prime minister he and his wife discovered their infant son had cystic fibrosis. that private family trauma was suddenly splashed across the front page of the murdock-owned "sun." brown says it was devastating. >> in tears. your son is now going to be broadcast across the media. sarah and i were increrebly upset about it. >> reporter: and another murdock paper, "the sunday times," was allegedly using known criminals to hack into brown's tax records, his bank accounts. brown says it was a vendetta because murdock didn't like his politics. >> i'm shocked. i'm genuinely shocked to find this happened. because of the links with criminals, known criminals, who are undertaking this activity. >> reporter: even the royals were targeted. there are damning allegations that murdock management knew years ago "news of the world" had breached state security but didn't tell police. it's alleged the paper's royal reporter asked the editor for $1,600 so he could buy a top-secret directory called the green book which contains all the confidential phone numbers of the royal family a
 >>> 7:13 a.m. as we check headlines 10 members of britain's royal family and staff among the thousands allegedly hacked by journalists at the now closed news of the world newspaper. former british prime minister gordon brown says he is shocked by allegations he was hacked including his bank account and son's medical records, growing pressure from news corp., they are filing suit against news corp. the parent company of fox 5. >>> the only space walk planned during atlantis' final visit to the international space station will begin in an hour and a half done by two astronauts that had already been at the orbiting station atlantis crew is unloading a year's worth of supplies using a robotic arm. >>> all right, real close call at baseball's home run derby phoenix a fan dangled from 20 feet over a pool deck trying to catch a ball his brother and friend able to grab a hold of him by the legs and pull him back into the stands a few days after a fan fell to his death trying to catch a ball tossed up to him at a texas rangers game. >>> oh, frightening photo. >> scary stuff. robinson canoe won
, that scandal, more rupert murdoch's newspapers. this as britain's prime minister speaks out how he and his family were targeted. >>> and sergeant surprise. a marine serving in afghanistan takes a chance on youtube and asks a favorite actress, mila kunis, to a military ball. >> take a second to think about it, get back to me. >> her response? yes! and now he's the envy of the corps. this is "today" on july 12th, 2011. >>> and welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning. i'm ann curry. >> i'm matt lauer. nice to see you. >> nice to see you. welcome back. we really missed you. partner in crime. >> i had perfect weather on vacation. now that perfect sunny weather has turned perfect, sunny and brutally hot. if you're in the new york area today, hopefully your afternoon plans will be indoor. our heat index, about 103 today. >> we're not alone. heat advisories have been issued for at least 18 states, matt. and in illinois, the dangerous temperatures are blamed for at least one death. we'll get details and al's forecast straight ahead. >>> nbc news investigates a controversy involving gop president
of journalism that has rocked britain and captured the attention of much of the world so while, you know, rupert murdoch and to some lesser extent his son james didn't give much up here in thames of knowing about about seemingly anything going on in their corporation, they are also on trial in the court of public opinion and there, i think, rupert murdoch not only said that he wasn't responsible. he defended rebekah brooks. he defended les hinton, the former dow jones ceo who also resigned last friday, and he said he had been betrayed by unname other employees. it was not overall an impressive performance. >> we mo this has to be costing news corp. millions. how much of a liability is it to keep rupert murdoch where he is right now? >> i don't know if the liability is to rupert murdoch but it is his leadership. i think he has to stay and use others as a human shield for as long as he can. he's been a liability in many ways if you look at the value of property for so many years. but when is news corporation going to get out and do the top to bottom investigation not just of their british publicat
the murdoch heritage. it's about the newspapers in britain rather than about the future of news corp. >> it could go spent i'm not suggesting it happens today. i'm not suggesting five years time, but actually maybe if there's a post rupert murdoch moment, and who knows what that will be, when the guys in new york want to make a distant company. >> remember, that the only grounds of the competition commissioner going to judge the sky deal on its plurality. that is, its impact on the number of distinct voices in british news. if the murdoch empire gets rid of its british newspapers, well, the plurality problem goes away. >> now, michael is a contributing editor to "vanity fair," and knows rupert murdoch better than most having spent 50 hours interviewing him for a biography. he joins us now from new york. this talk that we are over on this side of the atlantic, that murdoch might just get rid of all his newspapers here in order to concentrate on television, doesn't make sense to use the? well, we hear it on the side of the atlantic, too. but i think what we're hearing is the voice of p
international -- the european branch here -- to close down britain's most popular sunday tabloid, the news of the world. this phone hacking also led to the arrest on friday of the british prime minister, david cameron's, former chief of communications, andy kohlson, who also used to be an editor of news of the world. also police are under investigation forallegations that they took bribes in exchange for information. and then the latest twist, as you mentioned, involves the former prime minister, gordon brown. latest suggestions of unethical journalistic practice are extending now to two other papers as well. also part of rupert murdoch's empire, the sun, and the sunday times. they are alleged to have employed a con man to gain access to former prime minister brown's bank accounts, getting into his sons' medical records and, ultimately, revealing -- breaking the story -- that his child has cystic fibrosis. here's what gordon brown had to say. >> they got access to my legal files. there's some question mark about what happened to other files, documentation, tax and everything else. but i'm
that two more murdoch-owned papers in britain broke the law. reporters are accused of paying queen elizabeth's bodyguards for secret information, potentially jeopardizing the monarch's safety. they're also accused of accessing former prime minister gordon brown's bank information and stealing the medical records of his seriously ill baby son. >>> it was anything but a normal commute for the riders on the boston to portland amtrak line this morning. the train traveling at about 70 miles per hour slammed into a tractor-trailer, causing it to burst into flames. the driver of that truck was killed but none of the 112 passengers or three crew members suffered life-threatening injuries on the train. of course, just last month an amtrak train in nevada collided with a semi truck killing six people. >> i'll be riding an amtrak train today, as a matter of fact. >> really? >> something to think about. >> where are you going? >> to d.c. 1,400 passengers ride the portland to boston route every day. >> big commuter line there. >> absolutely. and the train did push the truck momo than 200 yards.
of your forecast in a bit. >>> for now, to britain's deepening phone hacking scandal. this morning there are claims that journalists from other rupert murdoch's other papers were involve and the alleged target is former p.m. gordon brown. stephanie goss is in london with this. stephanie, good morning. >> good morning, ann. gordon brown does not mince his words when he spoke to the bbc this morning about rupert murdoch's papers me said those papers used people to gather information on known criminals. the allegations appearing in the british press over the last 24 hours claiming that brown's personal information has been relentlessly pursued for the last decade. a scandal that started with just one of rupert murdoch's tabloids is spreading. now two more of the media mogae gu mogul's newspapers "the sun" and "the tusun times." an adviser to gordon brown said in 2006, the editor on "the sun" paper and "news of the world" contacted the browns saying that they knew their newborn son had cystic fibrosis and it was going to print the story. gordon brown spoke today with the bbc. >> in tea
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